Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Scotties curling tournament in Moose Jaw 2015

Hubby has been watching the Tournament of Hearts. They use the Page playoff system. It requires a cheat sheet! It's a good hobby what with our endless snow and - 20 C. (-4 F.) temperatures. Also, hubby's back has been bad. He'll pause the play, and get up and do a chore, and then sit back down!

Rachel Homan, who has been Team Canada's skip for two years (winning the year's qualifying Scotties Tournament), was playing Saskatchewan. She just wasn't on her game. She is the fave around here, since she leads an Ottawa team. A petite young lady, only 25, she is calm and controlled, but fires that sucker like stink when she needs to!

Rachel Homan losing "could be the end of curling as we know it", says Vic Rauter, the 'Voice of Curling' in Canada. What a nut!

Teams come and go. Skips come and go. Truly, they are all fabulous, dropping the rock as if placed.  Our new Team Canada is led by Jennifer Jones, Team Manitoba. It is Jones' 5th Scotties title.  Next: Calgary, Feb. 28, 2015 Tim Hortons Brier.
With the win, the Jones team not only will go looking for Canada’s first world women’s championship since Jones prevailed in 2008 at Vernon, B.C., she also will play at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup in Grande Prairie, the 2016 World Financial Group Continental Cup in Las Vegas and return to the 2016 Scotties in Grande Prairie as Team Canada. 
The other commentators aren't so sensational. The Saskatchewan fans HAVE been sensational. Saskatchewan was playing Team Canada. The Saskatchewan fans applaud a great play, no matter who makes it!
Hubby's notes

upcycle a ledger!
The statistics make for good math, especially for a retired accountant!

Then there are the other stories. The mascots are a hoot! Scottie Softy, of course. I saved up Kleenex coupons and sent in for a Scottie hand puppet. I have used it with my students, and now grandkids, for years.
Little Scottie!

The story was that this dude so loved the mascot he had them go to his wedding.
The bride is player Lisa Weagle.

Sady and her daddy adore their curling! This is a photo from 2008!
Sometimes we watch while working out!
Sady, JB in Bala
Camera on the timer!


Nancy J said...

I can see that the Curling news is so important to more than JB, how close do you go to get those scores reading well?? Down south, in NZ, the Idaburn Dam lake at Oturehua does not always freeze enough for games every year.There is an International indoor rink at Naseby, Central Otago.20kg granite stones, strong muscles needed. Off to see the "wizards" today..

Kay said...

Looks like Dorah enjoys keeping up with the curling stats too.

William Kendall said...

I have to admit, curling baffles me!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would like to have a go at curling. I think our son occasionally plays a game; is that the right term?

Red said...

...and I'm one who doesn't do curling. It surprises me that so many people watch it on TV.

Powell River Books said...

I still haven't quite figured out curling. We do have a club in Powell River. Probably should go and watch them sometime. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Said it before, will say again... I envy your ready access to Curling. Have just had a VERY convoluted search through our BBC site and FINALLy found the 'highlights' show... tsk....YAM xx

(Father doing well. He says not, then orders poached eggs and yoghurt cake...&*>)